Throwback livery for Bright’s 500th V8 start

Jason Bright with the livery he'll campaign this weekend

Jason Bright with the livery he’ll campaign this weekend

Jason Bright’s Team BOC Holden has returned to its 2011 livery as part of the driver’s 500th start celebrations this weekend.

On Saturday the 42-year-old will become the fourth man in history to start 500 V8 Supercars Championship races, joining Russell Ingall, Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander in reaching the milestone.

Bright debuted in the championship in a one-off start with Garry Rogers Motorsport at Symmons Plains in 1997, before scoring a full-time ride with Stone Brothers Racing the following season.

He subsequently enjoyed stints at Dick Johnson Racing (enduros only), the Holden Racing Team, Team Brock, Paul Weel Racing, Ford Performance Racing, his own Britek Motorsport and eventually Brad Jones Racing.

This weekend’s livery is a throwback to that in which Bright took his first BJR win at Barbagallo Raceway in 2011.

The Team BOC Holden will also carry the number 500 this weekend to mark the milestone.

Bright sits 13th in the championship heading to Townsville having struggled to match the qualifying pace of team-mate Fabian Coulthard across the first 15 races.

The veteran, who has not won since Pukekohe in April 2013, scored his most recent career pole in Townsville 12 months ago.

Bright’s car is not the only one running a retro scheme this weekend, with the Holden Racing Team choosing a 1997 flashback for its Garth Tander and James Courtney driven Commodores.

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